Hampton Inn Clearwater Central
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Exceptionally clean hotel
Originally we were booked at the Radisson across the highway from this hotel. Radisson amenity not up to standards and we left when loud music woke up our kids. Luckily, we had read reviews of this hotel and were pleased that they could accomadate us. as others have noted the facility is gorgeous. Pool area very clean. Rooms average sized but exceptionally clean and well cared for. The staff was very courteous and the room was spotless after housekeepers finished. Absolutely no complaints. This family of four with two small children will definiately be back next year.
We stayed here April 2 - 8, selecting this hotel in part because we're very partial to Hampton Inns, and in part because of the good reviews on this website! However, noone mentioned the horrible beds! We found our beds to be extremely hard with all springs and no padding! Thinking a different room would provide a different mattress, we were told all beds were the same!
Our room also had no recliner, as we noticed all the other rooms did as we walked by when housekeeping was in those rooms. These rooms did seem small, and the bathroom was the smallest I've ever seen!
The first night there, we were given our room key, to find the room already occupied! BIG mistake!
We agree the pool area is beautiful, but when a wind gust caught the umbrella of the nearest table to us, flipping it all onto my husband, stabbing, scraping and bruising him, the loveliness of the pool was lost! The base was broken, and was not removed or replaced after our complaints. The gazebo room is in disrepair, and the beer bottles that were in the gazebo upon our arrival were still there when we departed!
The breakfast was always nice as was the managers reception. All staff we encountered were polite enough.
Hated Clearwater, Liked the Hampton Inn!
Clearwater and surrounding cities are nothing but highways and strip malls with endless traffic jams. yuck.
This hotel was clean, comfortable and well decorated. The staff was very helpful recommending a restaurant that wasn't part of a chain. The pool area was nicely landscaped and very clean. It made me forget what would confront me after I left the driveway.
Friendly Staff, Good overall stay
Stayed here for four nights 02/28 for $108 per night. No real problems to report. The staff are very friendly and as per previous reviews the grounds are excellent with a large hot tub and above average pool. All the common areas are very clean. The rooms are, in my opinoin, a little smaller than average for the mid range hotel scene. However, the room was cleaned every day to a high standard. Good free hot breakfast with the hot items rotated so as not to keep eating the same food day in and day out. I would definately saty here again.
Good Choice, Unless You Need a Beach
My wife and I are finishing a five-night vacation stay here, and we have been very satisfied with these accomodations. This large motel is located at the junction of Routes 19 and 60 (not downtown Clearwater), and it is easy to get to any place in the Tampa Bay area from here. However, if you want to be on or very near a beach (we did not), then this is not your place--Clearwater Beach is 6-9 miles (about 15-20 minutes in moderate/heavy traffic) due east of here. This motel is in a very busy retail/commerical area--shopping malls/strips everywhere, with every national chain store within a mile, it seems--but the motel itself is set back from Route 19 and is quite tranquil. The four buildings (two-stories, motel-style) form a very large rectangle, with a surprisingly large and upscale pool area and attractive landscaping in the courtyard. My wife and I are partial to Hampton Inns, because they offer a lot of comfort and value for a mid-priced hotel chain, and this place was no exception: In addition to the nice pool, they include free parking, extensive cable TV, broadband Internet access, a plentiful buffet breakfast, and a manager's reception with two drinks daily. Our only (minor) criticism of this place is that the lobby is inexplicably more utilitarian-looking than that of other Hampton Inns where we have stayed. This is Presidents week, and the clientel here was a nice mixture of tourists (couples, families, and one busload of Canadian seniors) and mid-level business travelers. We were made to feel welcome by all of the few staff members whom we encountered. We paid $115 per night here for a two-room suite, which was less than half the cost of a standard room just 10-15 minutes to the east, and our savings more than paid for our rental car. Unless you insist on rolling out of bed onto the beach, this Hampton Inn is a good choice in this area. We'll be back.
Great place -- very pleased!
This location is convenient both to the Tampa airport & Raymond James Stadium to the east and to Clearwater Beach to the west. The price was very reasonable. The room and common areas were well-maintained with stylish contemporary design touches (better than other Hampton Inns I've tried). Other pluses: friendly & helpful staff, extensive breakfast buffet, nice-sized pool, whirlpool & waterfall, beautiful landscaping.
Not a bad deal
I have stayed several times at this hotel, and each time is the same. The staff is always friendly, and the service is great. The pool area is great, very large with a waterfall and stone built hot tub. There is even a putting green next to the pool. The only thing I don't like is that they charge $20.00 extra a night for a fridge/microwave. But they have an awesome hot breakfast, with sausages, buscuits and gravy, and egg patties (varies daily). Social hour offers free beer (2 bottles per person) and chips, cheese, crackers and dip. The rooms are kind of plain, but the amenities are worth the stay.
Basic, but super clean..great value
Can't beat this for value.
Quiet, Very clean, pool area is wonderful, and a free breakfast that is not just a sticky donut and overcooked coffee...
If back in the area, i would not hesitate to rebook
This hampton inn was very nice. Great location, good room and awesome pool area. The only thing I would say that was bad was that the morning supervisor was a bit rude on the few mornings that I encountered her. Other than that it was great!
I loved that you have an area for kids. I have a 23 month old baby and she loved the pool area. When I stay at hotel's they never have area for kids. thank you I will be back soon.
TripAdvisor Reviews Hampton Inn Clearwater Central
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